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people's beliefs about where we should be going. thanks again, gary. [applause] >> so, i'm going to focus in particular on the implications of the chained cpi for social security retirement benefits, that's a topic i've done a little bit of research on come on myself so that's going to be the focus of my presentation. so i'm going to start by saying i think we're all aware that social security is an unsustainable path. so in the near future we're going to need to make adjustments, it is level of promised benefits or to the level of payroll taxes. the idea behind switching to the chained cpi is it will reduce promised benefits, and it's really does help us get to that goal. the question is is this a good way to a college that goal? when we think about slowing the growth of benefits, i think it's important for us to focus not just on the level of benefits but on their structure. so the key russian here is given a level of lifetime benefits, what's the best way to pay that out over a person's retirement. now, what are the key features of social security, it provides a real annuity, and infla
air force, maj general fond of the marine corps, major general gary patton, director of sexual assault prevention and response office, the rear admiral judge at general of the united states coast guard. thank you. i think that we can start. >> good afternoon madame chair gillibrand and members of the subcommittee. thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the coast guard efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault in our service and good afternoon to you, a ranking member gramm. i share the, on its commitment to the safety and well-being of each of our service members. ensuring the coast guard personnel have a collaborative cohesive work environment that allows them to accomplish their mission, protecting those on the sea, protecting americans from threats delivered by the sea and protecting the sea itself. eliminating incidents of sexual assault within the coast guard was a significant central theme of the, wants state of the coast guard address delivered three weeks ago. sexual assault is intolerable and the coast guard and its devastating to its victims and
be a player in any constructive resolution of the problems confronting the country. gary, there is no political space for a third party to occupy. it's based on a presumption we have two extreme parties, and there is this great center to mobilize. and i'm deeply skeptical that there's room for such a party, and it would really play a constructive role. is it going to get worse than it is now instead of just looking worse? and are we enroute to the status of greece? not at all. i mean, the, i mean, the simple truth is we're almost close to a position where the status quo would solve our problems. that is, that is to say the expiration of the tax cuts pretty much take care of our intermediate deficit problem, and implementation and the cost-saving measures strengthened over time in the aca would deal with our long-term health care problems. so the we're not that far away, and we have other tremendous strengths in our country that would allow us to make the kind of investments to transform the economy, to deal with the reality of stagnant wages and a sense of diminished oppo
is taking up today? >> guest: yes. post a republican in gary, indiana, europe next. >> caller: i surgically speaking at first about a couple comments here about expenses and expenditures. i go to several.yours and one of money current doctors they went to out of the clear blue sky incentives see him every three months for medicaid, he wants me to come, not just me, every patient that comes in the door once a month for an office visit and to get on medication refill. we're talking about costs here. that will put the bottom out of the whole thing. i mean, what are people supposed to do? people don't understand it. i talked to people in the doctors office. nobody has the same answers. a lot of the money's going to come out of my pocket, the government's pocket. where is the justification of this? >> guest: you know, i can't speak to monthly doctor visits, but the affordable care act, one of the things thinks the white house and president talk about his preventive visits better co-pay free. a certain number be to access and they hope that they visit your doctor for regular checkups, that actual
up, smiled and walked away. he and i joked about that earlier. earlier, i asked gary, i said find somebody on the staff that was there when myron fell, and no one remembered, but myron and i remembered, so i went and talked to him myself. he's leaving next week to go on a cruise, cancun, mexico, with his wife and his granddaughter. i thank him on behalf of the entire senate for his faithful service to our country and to the united states senate. i wish him well in retirement. mr. inhofe: i thank the leader. the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: mr. president, first, i ask unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment for consideration of amendment number -- mrs. boxer: reserving the right to object. the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: as i understand it, i just two minutes ago got a copy of what my dear friend is going to offer, and here we go again with a series of environmental riders that have nothing to do with this bill, that would change laws that protect our rivers and our streams and involve the e.p.a. making sure
, staff judge advocate to the commandant of the marine corps. major general gary patton, sexual assault prevention and response office. rear admiral frederick kenney, judge advocate general of the united states coast guard. thank you all. i think we can start with admiral kenney. >> that afternoon. -- good afternoon take thank you for the opportunity to discuss the coast guard's efforts to prevent a response to sexual assault in our service. good afternoon to you, madam rag member graham. i share the commitment to the safety and well being of each of our servicemembers. ensuring that coast guard personnel have a collaborative cohesive work environment that allows them to accomplish their mission, protecting those on the sea, protecting america, protecting the sea itself. eliminating evidence of sexual assault within the coast guard with -- was a significant theme. sexual assault is intolerable in the coast guard. it's devastating to its victims, it has broad repercussions throughout the service. we're committed to doing everything we can to prevent sexual assault, to investigate and eve
vaughn ary, and major general gary patton, and at no fred kenney and we thank you all. i would just like to start with fred kenney. >> good afternoon, madam chair, and distinguished members of the committee. thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss this. nothing new to you, ranking member grandma. i can tell you that we want to have a collaborative cohesive environment that allows us to eliminate sexual assault in the coast guard, it was a central theme of the state state of the coast guard address delivered three weeks ago we are doing everything we can to investigating and make sure that the victims are treated with dignity and ongoing support. i would like to now address some of the highlights of the policies and programs. more detailed information is contained in my written testimony for the record. the allegations must be reported to the coast guard investigative service. we have formally established an investigation program. we have also established 22 specially trained and credentialed agents known as sexual violence investigators. coast guard regulations have
relations officer. and gary kemp, our deputy clerk. as you both indicated, drinking and congressman serrano. -- this is an institutional constitution dynamic here this morning. we talk often of separation of powers and checks and balances, and we use those words interchangeably. actually they have a different -- separation of powers means that each branch of the government has powers of its own. that it can exercise without, and much -- must exercise without interference of the other branches. checks and balances means you can have complete separate apartments. at work together and this is an example of checks and balances. and we come here to indicate that as a separate branch of the government, we do think our budget request is of a high priority. by nature and by tradition. very, very careful in the expenditure of public money. we are good stewards of the public treasury. doesn't mean that there aren't instances where congress can point out that an expenditure might be too large or unnecessary. but over the last year, especially over the last years, congressman serrano, have been extra c
-frank had passed, we see the aig incident views to increase authority. so kind of a tabbed phrase that gary gensler uses, chairman of the commodity future trading is that aig, this one in subsidiary almost brought down our entire economy and uses that to argue that maybe the cftc should be regulating activity among them as well as the committee in new york. peter has been very good. it's very effective at challenging the narrative. his right to point out we need to challenge the narrative in order to make changes to dodd-frank and to prevent the further acquisition of power by regulators who have already gotten a fair amount of power in dodd-frank. he's willing to take on what no one else is going to take on why is it the fdic became the entity in charge of the orderly liquidation authority. why is that the fed, which has no authority or experience in regulating insurance for hedge funds can suddenly become an insurance or hedge fund regulator? he asks the hard question. i do have a few questions after reading the book still remain open. one of those is good the orderly liquidation be a for
a degree who didn't vote in this election or voted for gary johnson, the libertarian candidate, or even a few of them voted for obama again. mitt romney was the antithesis of the populist candidate. and i think that hurt and i think not going after too big to fail and not going after the banks or corporate welfare sends a message to populace voters this is the party of the fat cats and we may say that we are conservatives but we are not looking out for you. >> by the way, you could defend -- you would be defending the free market. there is a difference. the most important thing the republican candidates need to do to appeal to the voters that didn't show up in 2012 was a big thing. pro-business is in the same thing as being a conservative necessarily or pro-market. >> when i saw your cartoon of the press pumping the like of obama, probably the most evocative image i have seen since i was at the lubber actually -- >> we sketched out on the floor of the democratic convention and we witnessed it every single day. >> that is the world i live in and i can agree i've seen a lot in my time and
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